Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dress #9 -- Decades Of Style 2007 (1920s repro, 'Isabella Dress")

Fun to make! I think mine turned out to be more 60s-does-20s, but I still love it!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dress #8 -- Very Easy Vogue 8396 (ca. 1973)

I made this dress in 2015 and I loved it so much I made another one in this 70s-ish fabric!

I LOVE this pattern and I can make a closet full of these, but I'm not quite sure pukey yellow is my color.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dress #7 -- Simplicity 8123 (2016)

EH. Not as cute as I envisioned. I may fix it up one day.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dress #6 -- The One Hour Dress (1924)

Just the bare-bones basic model made from left over fabric. I mostly made this just to see if I could do it correctly. And I did lol. I might add a cute collar at some point. Maybe make it again it more suitable fabric so it's cute and wearable. I'm aware this one looks like a hospital gown -- but it was just an experiment.

Took me about 2.5 hours for my first try. If I were to make this again, it would probably take closer to an hour now that I know what I'm doing. Super easy.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dress #4 -- Butterick 5373 (ca. 1933)

Let's just pause to look at how amazing this pattern is. I'm had it for YEARS. I'm pretty sure I bought it when I was an overweight 170 lbs only because I HAD to have it no matter what. I knew it didn't fit and I can't resize very well. But I had to have it.

Well, I can now fit into size 16 patterns -- a size I NEVER thought I'd ever fit into. I had some pinstripe suiting fabric laying around and I just knew this would be the perfect pattern to use it with. LOOK AT IT! This dress is my masterpiece.

Miraculously, I made it in one weekend. The only change I made was I added 4 inches to the hem. Who ever used it last did a hack job and made it knee-length. I was flabbergasted at how well it turned out (It's not perfect, but it's MINE!) and also that IT FIT. RIGHT OUT OF THE PACKAGE!

I've already nicked named it my "Space Woman" dress. IT also brings to mind:

LOL! Which a Thriller-inspired version might be in order. I also have another Space Woman pattern I now need to make up. It's a 14, but I'm a 16 now so I might be able to work it! Yeay!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dress #3 -- Butterick 6211 (1953 repro)

I made this dress out of very cheap, nasty fabric from my stash thinking I wouldn't like it very much....but I love it LOL. I love this pattern and I think it would be great in a nicer fabric. I like they way mine LOOKS (looks quite 80s!), but that black fabric is just so gross. It's stiff and cheap. I've had it in my stash for YEARS because it is so nasty. I have no idea why I bought so much of it (6 yards!). Oh well. This pattern is labeled as "Average", but I though it was easy. Didn't take take long, either.